September 2, 1963 |
Summerside, PE, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||107th overall, 1981
Detroit Red Wings
Despite his smaller stature (5 ft 10 in, 180 lbs), Gallant was known as a power forward during his time with the Red Wings. He was a team leader, and served as an alternate captain alongside Bob Probert, Rick Zombo, or Steve Chiasson. During the late 1980s, Gallant was a fixture on the Red Wings top line alongside Steve Yzerman.
Gallant was an assistant coach for the New York Islanders during the 2007–08 season.
On April 24, 2009, Gallant was named head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. During his three seasons in Saint John, he led the team to three first-place finishes, three league final appearances, two QMJHL championships and one Memorial Cup. In three years, he was named the Canadian Hockey League Coach of the Year twice, in 2010, then again in 2011. On June 15, 2012, Gallant was appointed as an assistant head coach with the Canadiens.
He has also served as an assistant coach for the Fort Wayne Komets of the then UHL.
On June 21, 2014, he was named head coach of the Florida Panthers.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|CBJ||2003–04||45||16||24||4||1||(62)||4th in Central||Missed playoffs|
|CBJ||2005–06||82||35||43||–||4||74||3rd in Central||Missed playoffs|
|CBJ||2006–07||15||5||9||–||1||(73)||4th in Central||(fired)|
|Head Coach of the Florida Panthers
- "Canadiens name Gerard Gallant, Clement Jodoin assistant coaches". cbc.ca. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "Gerard Gallant Named New Coach of Florida Panthers". NHL.com.
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